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5.0 von 5 Sternen Human civilisation is at stake when earth is invaded.
Biological invasion is one of the most actual topics in ecologic research: agressive species invading ecosystems, replacing endemic ones. This is mainly about european mussels infesting north-american lakes or grey squirrels taking over from the red ones, but imagine a species would threaten our place, as Windham did in this novel (in the 50s!): semi-intelligent, mobile...
Veröffentlicht am 11. Juli 2001 von Oliver Panzer

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3.0 von 5 Sternen The Day of The Triffids
The novel has an excellent opening. The hero appears to be the only one left who can see, in a world gone blind... then the strange plants begin their attack on humanity. There are some very imaginative and thoughtful elements featuring throughout the book and Wyndham makes the seemingly absurd plot convincing. In summary, the book is extremely readable and has a...
Veröffentlicht am 23. November 1999 von Tracy Hatch


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5.0 von 5 Sternen Human civilisation is at stake when earth is invaded., 11. Juli 2001
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Day of the Triffids (Taschenbuch)
Biological invasion is one of the most actual topics in ecologic research: agressive species invading ecosystems, replacing endemic ones. This is mainly about european mussels infesting north-american lakes or grey squirrels taking over from the red ones, but imagine a species would threaten our place, as Windham did in this novel (in the 50s!): semi-intelligent, mobile plants with poisonous stings invade earth after most of humanity was blinded by a strange radiance from a "comet shower". The very thrilling story deals with the people's struggle for life and civilisation. It's lots of action, the plot is always very realistic (especially the human behaviour in disaster)-a great book!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Thrilling, entertaining story with so much to think about!, 25. Mai 2001
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If you liked Huxley's "Brave New Worls" you might as well like this one! Entertaining story with lots of suspense and also so much philosophical and at the same time current topics! Almost unbelievable that this book was written in the 1950s! From genetic engineering to the development of characters under extreme conditions, from dangerous situations to be coped with to a very realistic and down to earth love story, from fiction to reality...this story has almost everything! What would be the best form of building up a new society in case such a thing would happen??? Think about it!
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A really fascinating novel!, 6. Mai 2001
A kind of utopian novel with a fascinating topic! I really liked it, it was well written and easy to read - in fact it was a bit difficult to stop in between as you wanted to know what would be happening further. This is what a book should be like!
In the book's world there is a certain kind of flower called "triffid" which can move from place to place and has a poisonous sting with which it can kill people or at least make them blind. Man's only power to control it lies hidden in his ability to see and to stay away from the sting - but on a certain night most people become blind when they're watching what they think to be comets. Only few keep their sight because of different reasons. Now a struggle begins for the sighted: Shouldn't they remain with the blinds and provide them with food, clothes etc? Or should they move out of the big cities and build communities in order to make humankind survive at all?
The main character Bill has to find his way between these two questions and his own moral values. Besides, this is also the story of Bill and Josella who fall in love with each other. After they have been separated because of some reason Bill needs to find out where Josella is and tries to make his way alone until he finds her. But people have to become more and careful since the triffids are becoming more and more dangerous. Read the novel and be prepared to experience the changes of a society that falls apart, of a different "power" (the triffids) gaining more and more ground and of the survivors struggling in this new world.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Compelling, 28. April 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Day of the Triffids (Taschenbuch)
My first introduction to The Day of the Triffids was watching the BBC series as a child. I was terrified. Many years later I opened the book and discovered John Wyndham. Having read all his books I rate this one right at the top.
Like his other titles, the reader is immediately immersed in the "what if" world that Wyndham creates. The protagonist, Bill Mason is one of the few people in the world not sent blind by a meteor shower. To compound his situation earth is taken over by Triffids; walking, man eating plants, biological abominations created by you guessed it, humans. Our hero must flee the death and depravity of London and attempt to start a new life not only for himself but for humankind.
A battle for survival of the fittest is dramatically played out with the winner changing constantly. Some themes that I found interesting included the struggle for man to again dominate over nature and the effect of a cataclysmic event on human inter-relations.
This book is classic Science Fiction but I also like think of it as Horror without gore.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Science Fiction at its best, 3. April 2002
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Der Ich-Erzähler dieser äusserst spannend geschriebenen Geschichte wacht eines Morgens im Krankenhaus auf und stellt fest, daß er das Ende der Welt, wie wir sie kennen, verpasst hat.
Er hat die grosse Katastrophe überlebt und wird Zeuge des Aufbaus einer neuen Zivilisation.
Jedoch hat diese neue Welt auch ihre Gefahren, und die sind ganz anders als in der wohlbekannten alten Welt.
Die Triffids, von Menschenhand gezüchtete Superpflanzen, die eigentlich gedacht waren, um den Hunger in der Welt zu besiegen,
terrorisieren die wenigen Überlebenden...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the best Sci-fi books I've read, 14. Juli 2000
I was initially skeptical that "science fiction" almost fifty years old would be able to keep my interest on the way back from Christchurch, but the sign at Whitcoulls said it was one of their "top 100 books of the century."
What a great read!
Wyndham does an excellent job getting us interested by opening with the "crisis" -- Bill Masen wakes up in his hospital room expecting to have his bandages removed after an eye injury, but instead being faced with silence. Thinking he's been overlooked, he ventures out to discover that society has been unraveled.
As the story progresses, we learn more on the origins of the Triffids and Bill Masen's connection with them.
Wyndham doesn't bog the reader down with the minutae of genetic engineering, but presents enough plausible background to the story that one can enjoy the book today or half a century ago.
Wyndham also explores the "what ifs" as society attempts to rebuild itself and debate how it can accomodate the blind into the new society.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The most excellent book ever written about a world gone mad., 8. Januar 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Day of the Triffids (Taschenbuch)
If you saw the movie as a youngster who hadn't read the book, you probably had nightmares. If you saw it as an adult, or a kid who had read the book, you most certainly were disappointed. What Wyndham does here is put the reader into close contact with a very believable world. Maybe those satellites twirling around up there can't really blind us all; maybe plants such as these can never be produced by humankind, but Wyndham deftly (and, I think correctly) speculates on the events that would take place if those things did happen. Here, in The Day Of the Triffids these things did happen and the reader is, hand-in-hand with the hero, taken along on a dark and disturbing journey through a nightmare landscape. It is not just the Triffids that produce the horror; it is Wyndham's insightful portrayal of the actions and reactions of our fellow beings that disrupt our ease; that produces the horror that certainly lurks just below the surface of our present maelstrom world society.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Unique Sci-Fi writer, 18. August 2013
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Day of the Triffids (Taschenbuch)
John Wyndham wrote several unique Sci-Fi books. Many made movies god or bad. That is how I found Him through several of the films one of which is "The Day of the Triffids."

I find the writing unique and intriguing. At first H.G. Wells appeared to be that way but later you can see his politics creeping through. John Wyndham may have an agenda as he describes human nature in this book but it enhances and does not overwhelm the story.

The story is of course a, "what would you do in a situation", which is pretty much the end of the world as we know it. It is a much more plausible story than the movies display in their adjustment.

Readers may have a wide range of what they like or dislike about the story but all agree on the author as well worth reading.

Wyndham also wrote "The Midwich cuckoos." Another end of world scenario.

Just a warning do not leave this book anywhere near your house plants.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen sehr gut geschrieben!, 29. August 2005
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Day of the Triffids (Taschenbuch)
Eines Tage wacht Bill im Krankenhaus auf und wundert sich, warum keine Krankenschwester kommt und sich um ihn kümmert und warum es draußen so still ist. Nach einer Weile beschließt er nachzusehen und stellt fest, dass sämtliche Personen im Krankenhaus, die am Abend zuvor einen Meteroitenschauer beobachtet haben, erblindet sind. Von diesem Unglück sind sämtliche Menschen auf der ganzen Welt betroffen abgesehen von ein paar wenigen, die sich den Meteroitenschauer zufällig nicht angesehen haben. Gleichzeitig brechen die Triffids, große bewegliche fleischfressende Pflanzen, die in großem Maßstab für die Ölproduktion gezüchtet wurden, aus und beginnen die Menschen zu jagen. Besonders die Blinden sind leichte Beute für die Triffids. Im Laufe der Jahre kämpft Bill mit einigen anderen Überlebenden ums Überleben, wobei die Bedrohung durch die Triffids ständig schlimmer wird.
Mir hat das Buch sehr gut gefallen, weil es sehr spannend erzählt wird und man sich fragt, was man selbst tun würde, wenn man in einer Situation wie Bill wäre. Dadurch, dass das Buch sehr kurz ist geht die Story sehr schnell voran und es wird nie langweilig. Wem Larry Niven's Lucifer's Hammer gefällt, dem gefällt wahrscheinlich auch dieses Buch (und umgekehrt).
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Forget the laughable movie - this is a great book, 25. Juni 2000
I am fortunate that I had not seen the movie before picking up this book--it would have persuaded me not to buy it. Day of the Triffids is a fantatstic science fiction story written in the 1950s but is hardly outdated. The main reason that the story stays current is that the main issues in this book are not about technology (like a lot of scifi) but deal with human psychology and cultural issues following a mass catastrophe.
(I would like to ask Margaret Atwood if she was influenced by some of Wyndham's ideas about gender issues discussed in this book before she wrote the Handmaid's Tale...there are some definate similarities concerning the post-apocolyptic role of women).
If you live in London, this book is especially good. Everyday I walk past the various parks and university areas that the triffids run over in the book. The story really comes to life when you walk past Russell Square and imagine triffids swaying in the wind.
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